Level 245 is a very tricky level in the Candy Crush Saga game. Players often get stuck on this level, mainly because it is very tough to make not one, but five wrapped + striped candy combinations.
But Candy Crush player Steve Hall, 64, has managed to beat Level 245 – without any boosters. In this blog post, the semi-retired farmer from Iowa, near DesMoines, in the United States, gives some tips on how to beat Level 245.
Recognize the L and T shapes required to form wrapped candies
According to Steve, one of the most important things about this level is being able to recognize the L and T shapes, in order to form a wrapped candy. Then you will have to be able to move them (the wrapped candy with a striped candy) together.”
The player explained, “Things don’t get any easier (at Level 245), so being able to form a wrapped candy and moving things around becomes necessary.”
He added, “There is also some skill needed, in moving the wrapped and the striped candies together.” For example, you need to know the layout of the rows and columns and how the candies fall onto the board – so that you can get them into the required positions.
Try to form matches in the lower half of the board
Steve also recommends that you should match candies in the lower half of the game board and try to use the cascades to beat this level. If you do so, you may even get extra striped and wrapped candies through these cascades – and these could help you to beat Level 245.
“Staying low and letting the cascade be your friend is always necessary. And try to keep the board moving as much as you can,” said Steve.
Creating Speckled Candies
Speckled candies certainly help too, according to this Candy Crush player, but do note that you may not be able to combine a speckled candy with the coloured candy of your choice.
For example, you may want to match a speckled candy together with a blue candy to make an orange wrapped candy. But if there is already a blue wrapped candy elsewhere on the board, this blue wrapped candy will get blown up with this move.
Get a good board at the beginning
Steve also believes that luck and being fortunate enough to get a good board at the beginning of the game is crucial to beating Level 245.
He said, “I believe it is 60 per cent luck and 40 per cent skill at this level. And yes, you must get a good board, with the candies in a shape that you can use to make a wrapped or striped candy.”
Do not match candies together just for the sake of it
According to the semi-retired farmer, matching three candies together just because you have to, but which does not contribute otherwise to the game, will destroy you. He said, “Making useless moves at this level will kill you and you’ll run out of moves quickly.”
Those Were Not Enough. I Want More Tips
If Steve tips did not help yet, here is some really great news! I have another interview with a different player who has beaten Level 245 too. To find out her Level 245 tips, do click here.
But I Am Still Stuck!
If you are still stuck on Level 245, get some more tips on how to beat it here.
I Beat Level 245. I want Tips For Other Levels.
You can get tips for other levels in the Candy Crush Saga game Here.